Sidharth Shukla beats nemesis Asim Riaz, emerges as the winner of 'Bigg Boss 13'

Shukla is best known for TV shows 'Balika Vadhu' and 'Dil Se Dil Tak'.

Sidharth Shukla posing with the BB trophy.
Mumbai: Actor Sidharth Shukla on Sunday beat nemesis Asim Riaz to emerge as the winner of reality show 'Bigg Boss' Season 13.

Shukla is best known for TV shows 'Balika Vadhu' and 'Dil Se Dil Tak'.

He made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', which starred Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead.


Throughout 'Bigg Boss 13', the actor stayed in news for his aggressive behaviour towards fellow contestants. His rivalry with Asim was one of the biggest talking points of the Colors TV show and many fans expected the final competition to be between them.

Besides Sidharth and Asim, four other finalists of the show were Shehnaaz Gill (Sana), Rashami Desai, Aarti Singh and Paras Chhabra.

Shehnaaz, who was known for her closeness to Sidharth, was the second runners up while Rashami came fourth. Paras, hailed as a gamer on "Bigg Boss", was the first to leave the house during the finale as he took Rs 10 lakh prize money that the show offered the six finalists.
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Then, Aarti's mother came inside the house to take her out with her.

Asim, Sana, Rashami and Aarti have won themselves tickets to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, as announced by the show's host Salman Khan.

The finale saw performances by all the couples, who hit headlines on the show, including Sidharth-Shehnaaz, Asim-Himanshi Khurana and Sidharth-Rashami.

All the finalists had their families and former contestants cheering them.
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Budget 2020: Good, Bad Or Blah? Luxe, Fashion Bosses Weigh In
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Nirmala Sitharaman's second Budget, presented on Saturday, grabbed headlines for multiple reasons. While some industry leaders lauded the deduction in the income tax rates, other were left disappointed - calling it a lacklustre Budget.

We asked bosses across the jewellery and apparel sector for their two cents on the announcements by Madam FM, that also included a hike in custom duty on footwear, and furniture, and here's what they had to say.

Nirmala Sitharaman's second Budget, presented on Saturday, grabbed headlines for multiple reasons. While some industry leaders lauded the deduction in the income tax rates, other were left disappoint..
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"Budget 2020 listed some interesting initiatives like bringing down the direct tax rates which is likely to positively impact people's consumption patterns. This will therefore be an encouraging move for the gems & jewellery industry.

"Additionally, the boost that the Government intends to give to MSMEs could tremendously encourage development in rural areas, which in turn will enhance growth."

"Budget 2020 listed some interesting initiatives like bringing down the direct tax rates which is likely to positively impact people's consumption patterns. This will therefore be an encouraging move..
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“India currently does not have the infrastructure, capability, skill-set and technology to manufacture high-end footwear. Therefore, increasing customs duty on footwear from 25 to 35 per cent may not have a significant impact on imports.

"Presently, at the entry price, we manufacture 30 per cent of our footwear in India, and we will continue to do so. The Government should proactively promote and enable footwear factories that can handle more technical manufacturing. This is a huge opportunity and can help India take share from China and far-East – not only for domestic, but also international consumption.”

“India currently does not have the infrastructure, capability, skill-set and technology to manufacture high-end footwear. Therefore, increasing customs duty on footwear from 25 to 35 per cent may not..
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"Digital revolution plays a crucial role in the growth of the startup ecosystem and initiatives like online tax assessment, facial assessments, facial KYCs will provide the much-needed stack, essential for growth of startups.


"ESOPs have become instrumental in both the Indian corporate and startup ecosystem, to woo high-value employees and retain talent. Exemption of taxes on ESOPs will further encourage companies to introduce the option at a large scale, which in turn will allow them to attract world-class talent while keeping employee costs in check.

"India is the third-largest startup hub in the world, and the introduction of an Investment Clearance Cell and seed funding will provide a boost to young entrepreneurs who are enthusiastically looking to build sustainable revenue businesses."

"Digital revolution plays a crucial role in the growth of the startup ecosystem and initiatives like online tax assessment, facial assessments, facial KYCs will provide the much-needed stack, essenti..
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“The industry had requested the Government to bring in measures that would boost demand and spur consumption. However, besides a few changes to the personal income tax rates, not much was seen in the Budget that would impact the demand and consumption story. The big gun announcements that the industry was expecting to stimulate the economy were missing. The absence of such feel-good policies for the economy left the Budget falling short of expectations.”

“The industry had requested the Government to bring in measures that would boost demand and spur consumption. However, besides a few changes to the personal income tax rates, not much was seen in the..
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